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Julie Garner

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Birthplace
San Francisco

Lives in
San Rafael, CA

Works in
San Rafael, CA

Website

Tags
photography, landscape, mixed-media, abstract

Statement

My artwork is an exploration of the architecture of daily life.  I’m interested in ordinary places that were conceived and built with functionality in mind, but which, through the passage of time, have taken on added meaning as indicators of who we are now or who we were in an earlier era. Each place is, for me, infused with the labor of people, both those who built it and those who worked within it.  In some, that work was benign or beneficial (Feedmill, Petaluma) while others may involve more controversial purposes, such as supporting war  (Door 11) or the seemingly convoluted court system (Halls of Justice).   

The woven landscapes were created using a technique inspired by my study of tapestry weaving.  Each one involves several photographs taken from multiple angles and, if possible, multiple heights as well.  “Back Story” incorporates twenty-two separate images while most of the others involve approximately ten to fifteen. Once the final images are selected I print two of each and cut them into 3/8” strips which become the warp and weft.  

Through the use of camera distortions and selective offsetting of the strips, varying degrees of abstraction are introduced for the purpose of more deeply engaging the senses and creating a visual journey.  It is my hope that the experience leaves the viewer feeling a bit more attuned to their everyday environment.  

I recently began a new series of weavings that are made from photographs of shop window signs, mostly hand-painted and weathered.  I consider these to be very personal artifacts of our age as beacons of the small businesses found in almost every neighborhood.  As with the woven landscapes, I am interested in reflecting on our manmade, constructed culture.  

 

 


Julie V. Garner

EDUCATION: 

1982   Post-graduate degree, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

1978 Undergraduate degree, San Francisco State University, SF, California

2008-2012   Arts Education: KALA Institute, College of Marin, SF Center for the Book, Lucid Arts Foundation

SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

LACDA, 2014 Int'l Juried Competition, Los Angeles, CA

Bedford Gallery, Sky, Walnut Creek, CA

2013

Arc Gallery, Structure, SF, CA  *Juror's Choice Award

Studio Gallery, Waterfront, SF, CA

ProArts, Bay Area Currents, Oakland, CA

The Brower Center, Almost Together, Berkeley, CA

Studio Gallery, City Streets, San Francisco, CA 

Museum of the Living Artist, 52nd International Exhibition, San Diego, CA   *Digital Art Guild Award 

2012

Solo Exhibit:  Woven Photographs of Constructed Landscapes, Bolinas Museum,  Bolinas, CA

Thoreau Center for Sustainability, 57 Degrees, San Francisco, CA

Arc Gallery, Consequences, San Francisco, CA (catalogue) 

2011

Castell Gallery, Manipulated,  Asheville, North Carolina

Marin Community Foundation, Collective Actions: Works of 12 Marin Art Groups, San Rafael, CA

Falkirk Cultural Center, RE: Value, San Rafael, CA 

Abercrombie Gallery, 24th McNeese Works on Paper, Lake Charles, LA  *Juror's Mention

Belvedere-Tiburon Library, Artifacts & Evidence, Solo exhibit, Tiburon, CA

2010

Heart Gallery, FotoObscura, San Francisco, CA

Root Division, Double Dip, San Francisco, CA  

Falkirk Cultural Center, Annual Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

Sanchez Art Center, 1 in 100:  America Behind Bars, Pacifica, CA (Plexus Art Group)

Artworks Downtown, Mosaics, San Rafael, CA

Gallery Route One, Annual Exhibition, Point Reyes, CA

Bayshore Studios, ARTsoup Encore, San Francisco, CA

2009  

Berkeley Art Center, Juried at BAC: Works on Paper, Berkeley, CA

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Bay Area Women Artists, Mill Valley, CA

Frank Bette Art Center, Alameda On Camera, Alameda, CA,  *Jurors Award: Best of Show

Olive Hyde Gallery, 41st Annual Textile Exhibition, Fremont, CA

2008  

Art Works Downtown, The Prison Project: 1 in 100, San Rafael, CA (Plexus Art Group)

Marin MOCA, PaperWORKS! Novato, CA

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, For The Love Of Fiber, Mill Valley, CA

2006  

Bolinas Museum, The Miniature Show, Bolinas, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Plexus Art Group (founding member; www.plexusartgroup.com)

Marin Arts Council

Berkeley Art Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:Email:  jgarner3083@gmail.comPhone:  415-453-3083

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Julie Garner participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2013 Bay Area Currents 2013 Artists' Talk
Pro Arts Gallery
 
Jul, 2013 SERENITY exhibit at UCSF
UCSF Women's Health Center
 
Jul, 2013 Bay Area Currents 2013 - Navigating the New
Pro Arts Gallery
 
Jun, 2013 Almost Together
The David Brower Center
 
Nov, 2010 FotoObscura
Heart
 
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